This innovative app unlocks the portraits of Marcus Lyons Somos Brasil project. Simply hold your phone in front of any of the 104 portraits at his exhibition and start listening.
Somos Brasil documents the diversity of Brazilian identity at the outset of the 21st century through ultra high quality portraits, sound and DNA. Over a six month period Lyon toured Brazil exploring the most diverse corners of the country with producer Camila Pastorelli of ImageMagica and sound recordist and camera assistant Luciano Bonomo. Together they mapped the ancestral DNA, personal histories and visual identity of 104 remarkable Brazilians. Somos Brasil draws the three elements of identity, the visual, spoken and genetic, together to cast light on the personal, social and cultural diversity of Brazil. The work amplifies the stories of those nominated and encourages us to reflect on our own identities and roles in society.